Pro bono in the UK

Improving access to justice, together 

Each year our pro bono programme provides much needed access to justice for the communities where we live and work. Collectively our lawyers are generating social value in the form of thousands of hours of free legal advice to good causes and individuals. 

As a responsible business we believe it's our duty to help those in need when we have the expertise and resources to do so. Our pro bono support aligns with our responsible business focus areas. Projects are selected to provide access to justice for our communities, with specific emphasis on promoting inclusion, supporting the arts, and protecting the environment.

Legal advice clinics

With legal aid provision diminishing across the UK, our lawyers do important work at regular legal clinics. We have a long-established clinic in Southwark, meeting  a huge range of people and covers a variety of issues. We are also running a specialist clinic supporting victims of the Windrush scandal and another for families seeking to resolve disputes. 


Day-to-day advice for pro bono clients

Our portfolio of pro bono clients is growing. Lawyers across Taylor Wessing provide pro bono advice as part of our community partnerships with chosen charities and as members of TrustLaw, the Collaborative Plan for Pro bono and Lawyers Volunteering for the arts.

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Panel members of the Human Dignity Trust

As panel members of the Human Dignity Trust, we offer support to local lawyers mounting legal challenges against the criminalisation of homosexuality in the 40 Commonwealth countries where it remains illegal. 

Find out more about the Human Dignity Trust


Working with Trust Law

Through Trust Law – the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal programme – we offer free help to high-impact NGOs and social enterprises that are working to create social and environmental change. 

Find out more about Trust Law


All lawyers play a part 

Pro bono projects help us take a step back from our complex international transactions and witness the impact the law has on the lives of people in our local communities. Our lawyers have  a target of 25 hours per annum and we recognise significant contribution in a number of ways.

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Latest pro bono news

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Responsible business

Collaborating with The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants on Windrush legal advice

22 April 2021

by Dominic FitzPatrick and Tandeep Minhas

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Responsible business

Providing legal advice to marine conservation charity

26 October 2020

by Ronald Graham

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Hotels, hospitality & leisure

A welcome result for the hospitality sector in FCA’s business interruption insurance test case

Court finds in favour of arguments advanced for policyholders by FCA on majority of key issues, but don't start celebrating just yet.

15 September 2020

by multiple authors

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Hotels, hospitality & leisure

Hospitality in a ‘race against time’ as the FCA prepares to file BI insurance high court action

3 June 2020

by multiple authors

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